Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
613 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015

.AVIATION...
GUSTY NORTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE TO 10 KT OR SO DURING
THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS AS A SURFACE RIDGE AXIS CURRENTLY OVER
WESTERN OK AND NORTHWEST TX SLIDES SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION. A
SECOND COLD FRONT WILL QUICKLY APPROACH OVERNIGHT...CAUSING
SURFACE WINDS TO BACK TO A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION AROUND
MIDNIGHT. NORTH WINDS WILL RETURN LATE FRIDAY MORNING AS THE FRONT
PUSHES SOUTH THROUGH THE AREA...WITH SPEEDS GENERALLY 10-15 KT.
OTHERWISE...DRY NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL LEAD TO VFR CONDITIONS
THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 336 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015/
AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH CONTINUES TO MOVE OFF TO OUR EAST
TODAY...A SURFACE HIGH THAT WAS OVER EASTERN NEW MEXICO THIS
AFTERNOON WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST. THIS WILL ALLOW SURFACE WINDS
TO BECOME NORTHERLY 5 TO 10 MPH BY MID EVENING...AND COME AROUND
TO THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. WITH CLEAR
SKIES...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S.

WE WILL BE IN NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT THROUGH SATURDAY AS AN
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH DOMINATES THE WEATHER ACROSS THE EASTERN UNITED
STATES AND AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE THAT IS CURRENTLY OVER SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA GRADUALLY WEAKENS. THE AFOREMENTIONED RIDGE WILL BREAK
DOWN LATE WEEKEND AS A SERIES OF SHORTWAVES MOVE INTO THE WEST
COAST. THIS WILL ALLOW NORTH TEXAS TO COME INTO MORE ZONAL FLOW
ALOFT. SOUTHERLY SURFACE WINDS WILL INCREASE SUNDAY. THE INCREASE
IN THESE WINDS ALONG WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE 20S
AND 30S WEST OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR WILL RESULT IN ELEVATED FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS.

WE WILL SEE AT LEAST LOW CHANCES OF RAIN RETURN SUNDAY NIGHT...
AND CHANCES WILL CONTINUE ACROSS MOST OF THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH
TUESDAY NIGHT. LOW RAIN CHANCES WILL LINGER INTO WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY MAINLY EAST OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX  44  72  49  82  56 /   0   0   0   0   0
WACO, TX              40  75  48  82  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
PARIS, TX             39  65  44  74  50 /   0   0   0   0   5
DENTON, TX            39  69  46  82  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
MCKINNEY, TX          39  70  44  77  54 /   0   0   0   0   0
DALLAS, TX            45  72  50  82  57 /   0   0   0   0   0
TERRELL, TX           41  69  46  78  54 /   0   0   0   0   0
CORSICANA, TX         42  72  48  79  56 /   0   0   0   0   0
TEMPLE, TX            40  78  49  81  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
MINERAL WELLS, TX     39  75  47  86  54 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.

&&

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